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The girl with the gallery : Edith Gregor Halpert and the making of the modern art market

Author: Lindsay Pollock
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1926, Edith Gregor Halpert, just twenty-six years old, opened one of the first art galleries in Greenwich Village and set about turning the art world upside down. Her Downtown Gallery, which she ran for forty-four years, laid the groundwork for the art market's modern era, and its aggressive promotion and sales tactics. Halpert cultivated the most illustrious art collectors of the day, from Abby Aldrich  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Edith Gregor Halpert; Edith Gregor Halpert; Edith Gregor Halpert
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsay Pollock
ISBN: 1586483021 9781586483029 9781586483029
OCLC Number: 70668720
Description: xi, 483 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: A Samovar in Harlem --
What shall I choose? --
The girl with the gallery --
Art for the electric icebox --
The richest idiot in America --
One very wide-awake art operator --
Packaging the primitives --
The palace of virtue --
A new deal for artists --
Uptown at the Downtown --
Edith's victory garden --
Inheriting Stieglitz, courting O'Keeffe --
Art for Mr. and Mrs. America --
Dealer descending.
Responsibility: Lindsay Pollock.
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Tells the story of the trailblazing art dealer Edith Halpert, set against the backdrop of Manhattan in the forties and fifties. Her life story is one of class, money, vanity, jealousy, bitterness and  Read more...

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